Raspberry Beer Cocktail | Inspired by Charm

I don’t know about you, but I am desperate for summer to get here. I’ve literally banned myself from looking at the weather online because it only makes me frustrated. I am hoping that old saying is true: “April showers bring May flowers.” With the coming of May I’m looking forward to all things summer and to get ready and have started to gather new recipes to try this season.

Raspberry Beer Cocktail | Inspired by Charm

Naturally, I need to throw in a few easy and refreshing cocktails for sipping poolside or packing up for an impromptu camping trip. To kick off this summer cocktail season, I’ve choseh this Raspberry Beer Cocktail. I was introduced to this deliciousness last summer when my dad’s wife whipped up a batch for a pool party.

We bobbed around in the pool and drank it red-solo-cup style. It was fabulous. Not only was the refreshment delicious, but the taste certainly conjured up wonderful memories in the sun.

I also love this cocktail because it’s ridiculously easy to make. Toss all of the ingredients into a bowl or pitcher, and you’re ready to go. Your guests are free to help themselves and you can walk away and enjoy the party.

Raspberry Beer Cocktail | Inspired by Charm

Yes, this drink does contain beer, but if you’re not a beer fan, have no fear. You can barely taste the beer. The tart fruit and juicy raspberries are the star of the show.

Raspberry Beer Cocktail | Inspired by Charm

Let me show you how to whip up a batch!

Raspberry Beer Cocktail

Here's what you will need:

1/2 pint fresh raspberries
4 (12 ounce) bottles of beer, chilled ( I used Bud Light, but something like Blue Moon or even Bud Light Lime would be amazing!)
1 (12 ounce) container frozen raspberry (or pink) lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup vodka
lemon and lime slices for garnish

In a large jar or pitcher, stir together the beer, lemonade concentrate, and vodka. Add ice and garnish with fresh raspberries and lemon and limes slices.


Raspberry Beer Cocktail | Inspired by Charm

Now you’re ready for the party to begin!

I really love this recipe and I think you will, too. It’s such a great summer cocktail.

Raspberry Beer Cocktail | Inspired by Charm

You probably noticed this amazing living succulent wreath hiding in the background of these photos. Amazing, right? It’s patiently awaiting the move to it’s permanent location on my backdoor, just as soon as the weather cooperates.

Raspberry Beer Cocktail | Inspired by Charm

I picked it up via RedEnvelope and I’m so pleased with it! I had one on my backdoor last year and loved it so much that I had to get another for this year. I’m trying to avoid using any sort of fake flowers, so this is a stunning alternative.

Raspberry Beer Cocktail | Inspired by Charm

OK, summer, the cocktails are poured and the wreaths are ready to be hung! Let’s do this.

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  • Laura at

    It looks yummy! Now if the weather would simply cooperate for some outdoor gatherings. I especially like how you served it. Looks like you’re ready for a party.

  • moira at

    Love that succulent wreath. I’ll take a crack at making one like this once the weather changes. Still having hard frost some nights! Love raspberries & vodka but not beer. Do you think that a strong ginger ale (such as Vernors) might be an okay substitute in this cocktail?

    Thanks! Your site is beautifully done.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Moira – thanks so much! You could certainly try a ginger ale. Maybe go a little heavier on the vodka if you want it alcoholic. You could also try a semi-sweet sparkling wine / champagne. However, give the beer a chance. Especially if you can get a more interesting beer like Blue Moon. The combo is really delicious and you can barely taste the beer. Either way, good luck and enjoy it! 🙂

      xo Michael

  • Katie M at

    Just saw this exact recipe in on Southern Living and The Kitchn! They totally ripped you off!

  • Patty at

    Just found you through Pinterest and am now following via bloglovin, would love if you would visit me at mine.

  • Ashley at

    This sound amazing! I think I’m going to try it with Abita Purple Haze (raspberry beer). Unless you think that would be too much raspberry flavor. This sounds PERFECT for sitting by the pool!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Get out of town!? That’s a genius idea! I LOVE purple haze!!!!

      xo Michael

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